- This building is designed and constructed in
accordance with LEED Gold (target) certification requirements.
- Through the use of carbon dioxide sensors to better
control the flow of outside air mixing with pre-heated and
pre-cooled air inside the building, as well as the commissioning
of the HVAC system to ensure it is working at peak efficiency,
the building uses 24 percent less heating and cooling energy
than a comparable classroom building constructed using Best
- A 15-ton geothermal heat pump is utilized for the
Perdue Museum portion of the building. In addition to
conditioning the museum, it serves as a learning tool for SU
- The building was constructed in a pre-developed area,
- The building was constructed close to two bus lines -
SU and Shore Transit - encouraging the use of public
- The building includes bicycle rack space for at least
70 bikes, encouraging students, faculty and staff to cycle
instead of drive.
- Approximately 10 to 15 percent of the paved area where
the Perdue Hall is constructed has been returned to grass and
- At least 75 percent of all waste material created
during the project was recycled.
- The building contains at least 20 percent recycled
- At least 20 percent of all materials used to construct
the building were purchased locally, requiring less fuel and
fewer emissions for shipping.
- A daylight harvesting control system shuts off lights
in areas of the building when a sensor detects enough natural
sunlight to adequately illuminate the interior. In addition,
motion sensors to control lighting are used in a significant
portion of the building, reducing energy.
- Energy-efficient glass and glazing are used throughout
- The building contains an active environmental
education program, incorporating signage and outreach with a
focus on sustainable living.
- SU reserved some parking spaces close to the building
for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles (hybrids).
- SU installed four electric vehicle-charging stations
in preparation for future electric vehicle use on campus.
- Housekeeping is performed in accordance with Green